April 20, 2018

Through Arts and Imagination: 2018 Youth Day Celebration - in search of silenced voices

Youth Arts Contest Seeks Out Silenced Voices to Reimagine Democracy Johannesburg, 18 April 2018 - What kind of country would South Africa be today…
April 19, 2018

European States and US must take measures to protect Egyptian human rights defenders, both home…

The undersigned civil society organisations express their outrage at the latest death threats targeting the Director of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS),…
April 18, 2018

Somaliland poet’s three-year prison sentence a shameful attack on free expression

The three-year conviction of Somaliland poet and peace activist Nacima Abwaan Qorane this week highlights the increasingly repressive environment in Somaliland for peaceful expression,…
March 20, 2018

South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day but major challenges remain

As South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day tomorrow, 21 March 2018, it is an opportunity for the government now led by President Cyril Ramaphosa…
March 14, 2018

Philippines: Indigenous rights activists at risk after being tagged as ‘terrorists’

The government in the Philippines has officially labelled a number of local indigenous rights activists, as well as a United Nations Special Rapporteur, as…
March 08, 2018

It is #TimesUp for sexual harassment, including within civil society

This is a significant time to be calling for greater progress in the fight against gender inequality and sexual abuse.
March 06, 2018

Civil society tackling global challenges with ‘resolute resistance,’ says new report

As 2017 gave way to 2018, many in civil society found renewed purpose in striving to make democracy real, and demanding human dignity and…
February 21, 2018

Iran: free Baquer Namazi on second anniversary of his arbitrary detention

Two years ago, this week, human rights champion Baquer Namazi was arbitrarily arrested and detained by the authorities as he arrived in Iran to…
February 15, 2018

Uganda: CIVICUS condemns another break-in at the office of HRAPF

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS condemns recent attacks on the premises of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) in Uganda which left…
February 14, 2018

Bahrain: On 7th anniversary of beginning of popular movement, NGOs call for end to systematic…

Arabic On the 7th anniversary of the peaceful popular movement of the Bahraini people which started on 14 February 2011, the undersigned NGOs call…
February 09, 2018

Maldives: release judges immediately and respect citizens' civic freedoms

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS and the Voice of Women (VOW) Maldives condemn the ongoing attacks on the Maldivian judiciary, which has included targeting…
February 04, 2018

Bangladesh: Open letter on Digital Media Security Bill

To The President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid The Chair of the National Human Rights Commission, H.E. Kazi Reazul Hoque Subject: Open letter…
January 30, 2018

Afghanistan: CIVICUS stands in solidarity with Save the Children

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS condemns the horrific attack on the office and staff of Save the Children in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan. We stand…
December 14, 2017

Nigeria: Proposed NGO bill will be a death knell for civil society

Abuja — A proposed bill currently before Nigeria’s lawmakers, which will give the government sweeping powers over non-governmental organisations (NGOs), threatens the existence of…
December 07, 2017

Statement: Solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people

Several delegates at the CIVICUS World Assembly in Suva, Fiji on 7 December 2017 urged us to speak out against the ill-advised announcement of…
November 27, 2017

‘Sparks of hope’ light up the dark

Winners of the 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards show great courage and commitment to social change Suva, Fiji – An Egyptian activist and…
November 24, 2017

Guatemala: Las autoridades detienen a Jerson Antonio Morales al tiempo que continúan los ataques contra…

English La alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS condenó el arresto y la detención ilegal del periodista y activista de los derechos indígenas…
November 23, 2017

Zimbabwe’s transition: prioritise restraint and respect for human rights

Johannesburg - Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and all stakeholders in Zimbabwe to continue to exercise restraint and respect…
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